preterm(redirected from late preterm)
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Occurring or appearing before the expected time at the end of a full-term pregnancy: preterm labor; a preterm infant.
An infant born prematurely.
(Medicine) (of a baby) born prematurely
1. occurring earlier in pregnancy than expected.n.
2. a baby born before the 37th week of pregnancy, esp. when undersized.